Introducing Loratin Express – Your Antihistamine Solution
Loratin Express is a trusted antihistamine medication designed to alleviate allergic rhinitis symptoms like sneezing, itching, and a runny nose, along with eye itching and redness. It also effectively relieves itching, redness, and hives caused by chronic urticaria. Before taking medication, here are some essential points to consider.
- Avoid Loratin Express if you are allergic to loratadine or any listed ingredients (section 6).
- If you have severely impaired liver function, consult your doctor for dosage recommendations.
- Inform your doctor if you need to undergo skin tests, as Loratin Express can affect the results.
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken other medicines.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
- Consult your healthcare provider before taking Loratin Express during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Note that Loratin Express tablets are not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Driving and Using Machinery:
- Ensure medication does not cause drowsiness before driving or operating machinery.
How to Take Loratin Express:
- Follow the instructions in the leaflet or your doctor’s advice.
- Recommended dose: 1 tablet per day for adults and children over 12 years.
Use in Children:
- For children aged 2 to 12 years and body weight over 30 kg: 1 tablet per day.
- Loratin Express is not recommended for children under 2 years.
Impaired Liver Function:
- Patients with severe liver disease may start with one tablet (10 mg) every other day, adjusting the dose gradually.
Elderly and Impaired Kidney Function:
- No dose adjustments needed for elderly or patients with impaired kidney function.
Method of Administration:
- Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of liquid, without chewing.
Duration of Treatment:
- Treatment duration will be determined by the doctor, usually not exceeding 6 months.
- For urticaria, the medication should not be used for more than 4 weeks (2 weeks for children aged 2 to 12 years).
What to Do in Case of Overdose:
- Seek immediate medical attention if you have taken too many tablets.
- Overdose symptoms may include severe drowsiness, headache, and increased heart rate.
- Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, without doubling up.
Discontinuation of Loratin Express:
- Consult your doctor when discontinuing or interrupting the medicine.
Possible Side Effects:
- Common side effects include nervousness, fatigue in children, and headaches.
- Uncommon side effects may involve sleep disturbances and increased appetite.
- Seek immediate medical attention for severe allergic reactions or uncommon side effects.
How to Store Loratin Express:
- Keep out of children’s reach.
- Check the expiry date before use.
- Dispose of unnecessary medications properly.
Composition and Package Contents:
- Each tablet contains 10 mg of loratadine, along with lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, and colloidal anhydrous silica.
- The box includes 10 tablets in an aluminum/polyvinyl chloride blister with a package leaflet.